Bengali Movies News
Homecoming movie review: Soumyajit Majumdar’s buddy-drama drowns itself in pretentious artistic excesses
The five protagonists in #Homecoming aren’t exactly the most memorable bunch and come out looking self-serious and unnecessarily glum.
Exploring a lesser known aspect of Satyajit Ray: The masterful filmmaker was also a science fiction enthusiast
From founding the Sci-Fi Cine Club in Kolkata to plans to direct a Hollywood sci-fi film, and developing the character of Professor Shanku, Satyajit Ray enjoyed an almost umbilical connect with the science fiction genre.
Book review — Suman Ghosh's Soumitra Chatterjee: A Film-maker Remembers is a thirst-quencher for incurable cinephilia
In most Suman Ghosh films, Soumitra Chatterjee played characters who had no option but to stare at their own mortality and memory. It makes sense then that Ghosh has written a book on Chatterjee that is eventually an excavation of memory.
Inside Satyajit Ray's little known corner of life as an aficionado of board games, from Scrabble to chess
“Father was deeply interested in word games, quizzes, and anagrams. These were just purely private preoccupations, and known to only an inner circle of family members. Sporadically, his deep interest had also entered his films," says Sandip Ray in an exclusive interview.
Nirban movie review: Despite a powerhouse act by Rakhee, Gautam Halder's promising film comes up short
Had the script been tighter, Gautam Halder’s Nirban could have found some semblance of cinematic salvation. What it ends up being, instead, is one big bore.
Buro Sadhu movie review: Debutant director Vik proves he's a fine craftsman with this richly detailed triumph
Ritwick Chakraborty in Buro Sadhu is brilliant as the young man who is disillusioned, callous, frightened and in the throes of alcoholism-induced hallucinations in various stages of his life.
Kedara movie review: Kaushik Ganguly is superlative in Indraadip Dasgupta’s perfectly executed debut film
In his debut feature film Kedara (The Armchair), Indraadip Dasgupta has shown exceptional potential in dealing with a sensitive subject and creating a heart-warming film out of it.
Mitin Mashi movie review: A flawed detective caper that's saved by strong performances and laudable idea
In the film, Mitin Mashi, or Pragyaparamita Mukherjee, is a private detective with her own Kolkata Police approved agency
Parcel movie review: Indrasis Acharya's tale exposes the rot that lies just below a picturesque facade
Despite being a ‘thriller’, Parcel is a slow burn of a film, like its predecessor Pupa
Gumnaami movie review: An admirable second half can't right the information overload of a monotonous beginning
As claimed by the makers, Gumnaami does present and examine a number of theories surrounding Netaji’s death — or, shall we say, his disappearance
Bibaho Obhijaan movie review: An irredeemable offering despite some rare laugh-out-loud moments
Unfortunately, for most of its two-hour duration, Bibaho Obhijaan is simply not funny enough.
Konttho movie review: Shibu-Nandita's film struggles to rise above its ordinariness, clichés
The core flaw in Konttho is that it is a very poorly written film
Ke Tumi Nandini movie review: Pathikrit Basu's film is an illogical mess with no redeeming quality
If Fidaa was watchable, for nothing else but the fact that it was unintentionally funny, Ke Tumi Nandini is just not worth your time
Bhobishyoter Bhoot movie review: A brave socio-political satire with hits and misses in equal measure
Bhobishyoter Bhoot has some brilliant technical wizardry in departments such as editing (an absolute marvel), cinematography, and sound design
Vinci Da movie review: Srijit Mukherji cuts out the flab to deliver a genius crime thriller
With Vinci Da, Srijit Mukherji seems to have consciously cut down the cinematic flab that had begun to creep into his films
Flat No. 609 movie review: Arindam Bhattacharya's genre-defying attempt is nothing you haven't seen before
Flat No. 609 finally ends up as two decent and yet disparate pieces of cinema – which just don’t seem to come together as a seamless, wholesome work of art.
Bhagshesh movie review: Rema Bose's film is a wasted opportunity — and a tragic one at that
Director Rema Bose’s new film Bhagshesh (The Remainder) suffers from a familiar ailment — an insufferable lack of vision
Maacher Jhol movie review: With its narrative around food, Abhishek Verma film creates new avenues of communication
Winner of the National Award for 2017 in the Best Animation Film category and an Official Selection at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, 2018, Maacher Jhol is a lovingly brewed short film